Stroll down any red carpet and you’ll hear stars thanking their stylists and glamor teams as often as their parents or kids. But while full-face makeup has become the norm in the face of photographers, many female stars have embraced the natural look – and we don’t just mean going for neutral tones. Whether they are deliberately making a statement about the standards of beauty and aging or just how comfortable they feel, these celebs put on red carpet makeup and looked stunning doing it.
Not only three times Oscar winner for Best Actress Frances mcdormand Avoid makeup for red carpets and big Hollywood events (like the 2018 Oscars, pictured above), she also spoke about her anti-cosmetic surgery stance. In 2014, she said The New York Times that she had not “transferred [herself] in any way ”and was concerned with society’s (and the entertainment industry’s) obsession with the illusion of youth.
“We are on red alert when it comes to how we see ourselves as a species,” she said. “There is no desire to be an adult. Adult life is not a goal. It is not seen as a gift.”
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In 2016, musician Alicia keys wrote an essay for Lenny Letter on why she decided to kiss the bare-faced beauty and was hoping to start a #nomakeup revolution.
“Because I don’t want to cover myself up anymore,” the star wrote. “Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my struggles, not my emotional growth. Nothing.”
Since then, Keys has been posing frequently for photographers without makeup, as she did on WE Day in 2017.
In 2015, Refinery29 requested Jennifer garner for the best beauty advice she had never received.
“It’s not advice, it’s more of an example,” replied the actor. “My mother is the woman who is the least marked by vanity of anyone I know – but in the best possible way. She just isn’t focused on it, and doesn’t wear makeup and hair – she is just herself. [seeing] that allowed me to grow up without feeling like [beauty] was something I had to do. “
Garner added that her own regular makeup routine is pretty basic, sometimes just concealer. And while she’s more glamorous on most rugs, as you can see in this photo from the Telluride Film Festival in 2016, Garner also does poses without makeup.
“The wonderful thing about makeup for me is that it just goes a long way,” Tilda swinton Told Harper’s Bazaar in 2015. “So the possibilities of making new faces with her – in my job – are pretty enticing.”
If you’re a fan of hers, you know how true this statement rings. While Swinton uses makeup and prosthetics to disappear into roles (see: Suspiria, Only love left alive, and Snowpiercer), the actor uses a light touch when she is like herself, like when she attended this screening of her film at the Venice Film Festival A bigger splash in 2015.
Model and singer Paris Jackson told iD in 2017 that it is extremely important for her to help “change this fashion / beauty stigma, so that it is not as difficult for people around the world to feel beautiful the way they are.”
This is probably one of the reasons why, that same year, she stepped on the carpet at a People magazine event in this fresh, all-natural look.
“I’m human. Not a dress-up doll,” she said in the iD interview. “The idea that we should all match one idea of beauty is outrageous and ludicrous because ‘perfection’ is just an opinion.”
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Singer Alessia cara Not only did she accept her MTV Video Music Award for Best No-Makeup Dance Video, she incorporated that statement into her performance as well.
As she sang her song “Scars to Your Beautiful,” backup dancers symbolically wiped off her mascara and lipstick and removed her dress to reveal a casual outfit.
“This is who I am,” she told MTV News after. “Just strip the layers off and show everyone that you can be successful and be at VMAs by being yourself. And if you yourself wear dresses like that, do it. But if you don’t, you don’t have to. That’s what I’m trying to show people. “
Cameron Diaz is one of the queens of the makeup-free selfie, and she’s also stepped out on major occasions with barely any makeup on, including at the 2002 Cannes premiere in Cannes New York gangs. As for her fantastic skin, Diaz swear by getting plenty of sleep and quitting smoking if you have gotten into the habit.
Singer Ciara rocked some great makeup looks – she even has her own beauty brand in the works. But she also shares tons of photos without makeup on her Instagram and walked the rug at the Makers Conference 2017 with her husband Russell wilson wearing nothing on her face but the glow of her pregnancy.
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Marvel actor Zoe saldana, pictured here at an Oakley branding event in 2007, is often nude on her Instagram. She told Byrdie in 2019, she learned to prioritize natural products in her skin and hair care routine while growing up in the Dominican Republic.
“If you live in the islands, you get a coconut, and you use every part of that coconut,” Saldana said. “You drink water, you make food with the meat, you can squeeze it and make coconut milk, and that milk you can put on your skin, on your hair. And then you can make coconut oil and coconut butter. I grew up using the environment to its full potential. “
Hypermarket Star America Ferrera, pictured here at an Outfest event in 2013, also pushes back damaging beauty standards.
“As women, you are taught that your worth is in your appearance, not in your ideas and your tenacity, your courage, your bravery and your adventurous spirit,” she said Red book in 2017. “Look, I love to dress up and look beautiful. But that’s a very small part of me.”
The star tends to go for a full Hollywood style at most events, but at the 2015 US Open she kept makeup to a minimum.
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